Courtesy Grafo Audiovisual

Preview Screening & Live Event
Private Desert (Deserto particular)

Part of Las Premieres
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

Followed by a Q&A with director Aly Muritiba moderated by Michael Musto

Dir. Aly Muritiba. Brazil/Portugal, 2021, 120 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Brazil’s official selection for the 94th Academy Awards tells the story of 40-year-old Daniel, who has been suspended from active police work and is under internal investigation. When Sara, his internet love affair, goes missing, he drives to search for her in Bahia, in the northeast of the country. Thousands of miles from home, Daniel meets a man who can put the two in touch again, though under very specific conditions. Private Desert, the most recent film by up-and-coming director Aly Muritiba and winner of the Audience Award at Venice Days, is a gripping tale of an impossible love set under adverse conditions, and an engrossing inquiry into masculinity in contemporary Brazilian society. View trailer.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. After your purchase, an electronic ticket will be sent via email. All seating is general admission. Please review safety protocols before your visit.

About the moderator:
Michael Musto is a longtime writer and commentator who is best known for his outspoken and innovative work for the Village Voice. He writes a monthly gossip column for Queerty, has written four books, appeals regularly on TV and in documentaries, and has been on the Out 100 of influential LGBTQs.